Celebrities Who Served in the Military

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Montel Williams

The Baltimore native joined the Marines straight out of high school and his superiors were immediately impressed with his leadership skills. Williams was given a scholarship to the prestigious Naval Academy and upon graduation served over twenty years in the Navy, where he became a successful and heavily-decorated officer. It was his experience in community outreach through the Navy that gave Williams the skills he would eventually put to use as a world-famous talk show host. 

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